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Chief Sustainability Officer, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Associate Director, International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd)
Masters in Environmental Studies (York University, Canada)
Graduate Diploma in Sustainability (Schulich School of Business)
Amit is the Chief Sustainability Officer at O.P. Jindal Global University in India, the Associate Director of the IIHEd (International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building) and the Executive Director of CECRAS (Center of Excellence in Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability). He combines about ten years of experience in the global life sciences industry with about eighteen years in the higher education sector. His career has spanned working across Canada, France, Germany, the U.A.E. and India. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies (Sustainable Development) from York University, a Graduate Diploma in Business & the Environment from the globally ranked Schulich School of Business, Canada and a Master’s degree in Life Sciences from Bombay University, India. He has been awarded the Board of Governors Award of Excellence in 2015, the highest award in the Ontario public colleges system in Canada. He was a featured speaker the same year in the CSR panel ‘Tech for Good’ at the prestigious NASSCOM’s National India Leadership Forum (NILF). He was invited to speak at the plenary panel at the eminent Tata Institute of Social Sciences organised National CSR Conclave in November 2017 on ‘Driving SDGs through CSR in India’. He has presented in numerous conferences and workshops in India as well as abroad and is a regular contributor to industry and scholarly publications on CSR & Sustainability. At Jindal Global University, Amit is mandated with developing the institutional capacity of research, scholarship and practice in CSR and sustainability through collaborative research and training with multiple stakeholders. He is also a participant in the evolving global network of community- based research practitioners through UNESCO’s Knowledge for Change (K4C) program.